Period
to 19 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for KVM skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited KVM over the 6 months to 19 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Kernel-Based Virtual Machine (KVM)
UK
6 months to
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 986 910 884
Rank change year-on-year -76 -26 +95
Permanent jobs citing KVM 190 283 399
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.16% 0.19%
As % of the System Software category 0.83% 1.30% 1.65%
Number of salaries quoted 143 235 333
UK median annual salary £50,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -16.67% +9.09% +10.00%
10th Percentile £31,250 £36,250 £35,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £85,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £50,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -20.00% +17.65% -15.00%

KVM is in the System Software category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 22,832 21,749 24,215
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.12% 12.30% 11.59%
Number of salaries quoted 19,008 18,067 20,447
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00% +1.27%
10th Percentile £24,000 £23,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%

KVM
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing KVM as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for KVM in the UK

KVM
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing KVM.

Salary trend for KVM in the UK

KVM
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing KVM over the 6 months to 19 January 2018.

Salary histogram for KVM in the UK

KVM
Top 14 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing KVM within the UK over the 6 months to 19 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -90 170 £50,000 -16.67% 40
UK excluding London -10 90 £40,000 -20.00% 22
London -68 83 £55,000 -15.38% 20
South East +8 47 £42,500 -20.93% 8
North of England -1 19 £40,000 - 2
Yorkshire +23 13 £40,000 - 1
East of England +5 10 £40,500 -14.74% 3
South West -8 6 £45,000 -10.00% 4
North East - 5 £65,000 -
West Midlands +21 3 £42,500 -19.05% 2
Midlands +10 3 £42,500 -10.53% 3
Wales - 3 £37,500 - 2
Northern Ireland - 2 £40,000 -
North West -7 1 £28,500 -46.98% 1

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, IT jobs citing KVM also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for KVM.

1 176 (92.63%) Linux
2 106 (55.79%) VMware
3 104 (54.74%) Python
4 100 (52.63%) VMware Infrastructure
5 81 (42.63%) DevOps
6 67 (35.26%) MySQL
7 66 (34.74%) Puppet
8 64 (33.68%) TCP/IP
9 63 (33.16%) Perl
10 61 (32.11%) Bash Shell
11 58 (30.53%) Ansible
11 58 (30.53%) Windows
12 57 (30.00%) Docker
12 57 (30.00%) Amazon AWS
13 55 (28.95%) Configuration Management
14 54 (28.42%) Firewall
14 54 (28.42%) Cisco
15 52 (27.37%) Agile Software Development
16 48 (25.26%) Opscode Chef
17 46 (24.21%) Unix
18 45 (23.68%) Red Hat
19 44 (23.16%) CentOS
20 40 (21.05%) Ruby
21 39 (20.53%) Java
21 39 (20.53%) Data Centre
21 39 (20.53%) Hyper-V
22 37 (19.47%) Open Source
22 37 (19.47%) OpenStack
23 36 (18.95%) Jenkins
23 36 (18.95%) Git (software)

KVM
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 37 (19.47%) OpenStack
2 34 (17.89%) Apache
3 24 (12.63%) nginx
4 12 (6.32%) Tomcat
4 12 (6.32%) WebLogic
5 10 (5.26%) IIS
6 9 (4.74%) Elasticsearch
6 9 (4.74%) WebLogic Portal
7 8 (4.21%) JBoss
8 5 (2.63%) BizTalk Server
8 5 (2.63%) iPlanet
8 5 (2.63%) MQSeries
8 5 (2.63%) SharePoint
9 4 (2.11%) Jetty
10 3 (1.58%) Apache Solr
10 3 (1.58%) WebSphere
11 2 (1.05%) Oracle Application Server
12 1 (0.53%) Confluence
12 1 (0.53%) Mongrel
Applications
1 11 (5.79%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (2.63%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.53%) HipChat
3 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (3.16%) NetSuite
2 5 (2.63%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 2 (1.05%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 57 (30.00%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (9.47%) Cloud Computing
4 11 (5.79%) Office 365
5 10 (5.26%) Google Cloud Platform
6 8 (4.21%) GitHub
7 4 (2.11%) IaaS
7 4 (2.11%) PaaS
7 4 (2.11%) SaaS
8 3 (1.58%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (1.58%) Amazon ELB
8 3 (1.58%) Amazon S3
8 3 (1.58%) Oracle CX
8 3 (1.58%) Route 53
8 3 (1.58%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 2 (1.05%) Dropbox
10 1 (0.53%) Cloudflare
10 1 (0.53%) Google App Engine
10 1 (0.53%) IBM Cloud
10 1 (0.53%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 64 (33.68%) TCP/IP
2 54 (28.42%) Firewall
3 23 (12.11%) DNS
4 22 (11.58%) VPN
5 17 (8.95%) SAN
6 13 (6.84%) BGP
7 12 (6.32%) DHCP
7 12 (6.32%) Internet
8 11 (5.79%) WAN
9 10 (5.26%) LAN
10 9 (4.74%) HTTP
10 9 (4.74%) IPsec
10 9 (4.74%) MPLS
10 9 (4.74%) NAS
10 9 (4.74%) OpenVPN
10 9 (4.74%) OSPF
10 9 (4.74%) Wi-Fi
11 8 (4.21%) iSCSI
11 8 (4.21%) Multicast
12 6 (3.16%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (35.26%) MySQL
2 34 (17.89%) PostgreSQL
3 25 (13.16%) SQL Server
4 16 (8.42%) Redis
5 14 (7.37%) Relational Database
6 13 (6.84%) MongoDB
7 11 (5.79%) Apache Cassandra
8 6 (3.16%) MariaDB
9 5 (2.63%) Oracle Database
10 4 (2.11%) Big Data
11 3 (1.58%) SAP HANA
12 2 (1.05%) CouchDB
12 2 (1.05%) NoSQL
12 2 (1.05%) Riak
13 1 (0.53%) Flink
13 1 (0.53%) Infinispan
Development Applications
1 36 (18.95%) Git (software)
1 36 (18.95%) Jenkins
2 17 (8.95%) Subversion
3 7 (3.68%) Sonatype Nexus
3 7 (3.68%) Vagrant
4 3 (1.58%) GoCD
4 3 (1.58%) Travis CI
5 2 (1.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (1.05%) GitLab
5 2 (1.05%) Maven
5 2 (1.05%) Metasploit
6 1 (0.53%) Ant
6 1 (0.53%) Bugzilla
6 1 (0.53%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.53%) git-flow
6 1 (0.53%) JIRA
6 1 (0.53%) Mercurial
6 1 (0.53%) MSBuild
6 1 (0.53%) Selenium
6 1 (0.53%) TeamCity
General
1 13 (6.84%) Telecoms
2 10 (5.26%) Finance
2 10 (5.26%) Marketing
3 8 (4.21%) Games
4 5 (2.63%) Banking
5 2 (1.05%) Law
5 2 (1.05%) Retail
6 1 (0.53%) Advertising
6 1 (0.53%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.53%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 43 (22.63%) DevOps Engineer
2 27 (14.21%) Administrator
3 25 (13.16%) Operations Engineer
4 24 (12.63%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 24 (12.63%) Systems Administrator
5 23 (12.11%) Linux Administrator
5 23 (12.11%) Linux Engineer
6 22 (11.58%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 18 (9.47%) Systems Engineer
8 17 (8.95%) Network Engineer
9 15 (7.89%) IT Engineer
10 14 (7.37%) Support Engineer
11 13 (6.84%) DevOps Administrator
11 13 (6.84%) Linux DevOps Administrator
11 13 (6.84%) Linux DevOps Engineer
12 12 (6.32%) Developer
13 11 (5.79%) Cloud Engineer
13 11 (5.79%) Python Developer
13 11 (5.79%) Technical Leader
14 10 (5.26%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (11.05%) LEMP Stack
2 20 (10.53%) LAMP
3 10 (5.26%) Middleware
3 10 (5.26%) RabbitMQ
3 10 (5.26%) Regular Expression
4 8 (4.21%) OpenVZ
5 7 (3.68%) LDAP
5 7 (3.68%) Web Services
6 6 (3.16%) LAPP Stack
7 5 (2.63%) Elastic Stack
7 5 (2.63%) J2EE
7 5 (2.63%) libvirt
8 4 (2.11%) HTML
9 3 (1.58%) CSS
9 3 (1.58%) Django
9 3 (1.58%) SAP Basis
10 2 (1.05%) AngularJS
10 2 (1.05%) JSON
10 2 (1.05%) Kafka
10 2 (1.05%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 39 (20.53%) Data Centre
2 13 (6.84%) Life Science
3 12 (6.32%) Public Cloud
4 9 (4.74%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (4.74%) Clustering
5 6 (3.16%) Computer Science
5 6 (3.16%) Private Cloud
5 6 (3.16%) Replication
5 6 (3.16%) Video on Demand
6 5 (2.63%) Internet of Things
6 5 (2.63%) Video\Live Streaming
7 4 (2.11%) CLARiiON
7 4 (2.11%) EMC VMAX
7 4 (2.11%) EMC VNX
8 3 (1.58%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.58%) Fintech
8 3 (1.58%) Hybrid Cloud
8 3 (1.58%) Linux Command Line
8 3 (1.58%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.58%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 176 (92.63%) Linux
2 58 (30.53%) Windows
3 46 (24.21%) Unix
4 44 (23.16%) CentOS
5 24 (12.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 15 (7.89%) Ubuntu
7 14 (7.37%) Windows Server
8 12 (6.32%) Windows Server 2012
9 11 (5.79%) Debian
10 9 (4.74%) FreeBSD
10 9 (4.74%) Solaris
10 9 (4.74%) Windows 7
11 7 (3.68%) Windows 10
12 6 (3.16%) VMS
12 6 (3.16%) Windows Server 2008
13 5 (2.63%) AIX
13 5 (2.63%) HPUX
13 5 (2.63%) SUSE
14 4 (2.11%) Fedora
15 3 (1.58%) VyOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (42.63%) DevOps
2 55 (28.95%) Configuration Management
3 52 (27.37%) Agile Software Development
4 37 (19.47%) Open Source
5 34 (17.89%) Continuous Integration
6 27 (14.21%) ITIL
7 22 (11.58%) Load Balancing
8 21 (11.05%) High Availability
9 13 (6.84%) Network Design
10 12 (6.32%) Ticket Management
11 11 (5.79%) TDD
12 10 (5.26%) Analytics
12 10 (5.26%) User Acceptance Testing
13 9 (4.74%) E-Commerce
13 9 (4.74%) ERP
13 9 (4.74%) Functional Testing
13 9 (4.74%) Performance Tuning
13 9 (4.74%) Refactoring
13 9 (4.74%) Software Engineering
14 8 (4.21%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 104 (54.74%) Python
2 63 (33.16%) Perl
3 61 (32.11%) Bash Shell
4 40 (21.05%) Ruby
5 39 (20.53%) Java
6 35 (18.42%) SQL
7 30 (15.79%) PHP
8 15 (7.89%) C
8 15 (7.89%) Shell Script
9 14 (7.37%) C++
9 14 (7.37%) PowerShell
10 13 (6.84%) Fortran
11 6 (3.16%) Go
12 3 (1.58%) JavaScript
12 3 (1.58%) Korn
12 3 (1.58%) Tcl
13 2 (1.05%) C-shell
13 2 (1.05%) Groovy
14 1 (0.53%) C#
14 1 (0.53%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 12 (6.32%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (4.21%) CCNP
2 8 (4.21%) Degree
3 6 (3.16%) JNCIP
4 3 (1.58%) CCIE
4 3 (1.58%) CCNA
4 3 (1.58%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (1.58%) VCP6
4 3 (1.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (1.05%) AWS Certification
5 2 (1.05%) MCSE
5 2 (1.05%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.05%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.05%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.53%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.53%) RHCE
6 1 (0.53%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (6.32%) SLA
2 7 (3.68%) GCP
3 6 (3.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (2.63%) ISO 14001
4 5 (2.63%) QA
5 4 (2.11%) Cyber Essentials
5 4 (2.11%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 4 (2.11%) ISO 9001
6 3 (1.58%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 100 (52.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 57 (30.00%) Docker
3 39 (20.53%) Hyper-V
4 28 (14.74%) Xen
5 22 (11.58%) Active Directory
6 20 (10.53%) NFS
7 14 (7.37%) oVirt
7 14 (7.37%) Virtual Machines
8 13 (6.84%) Samba
9 11 (5.79%) VirtualBox
10 10 (5.26%) VMware ESXi
11 9 (4.74%) XenServer
12 8 (4.21%) RHEV
12 8 (4.21%) vSphere
13 6 (3.16%) pfSense
14 5 (2.63%) iptables
14 5 (2.63%) Oracle RAC
14 5 (2.63%) Veritas Volume Manager
15 4 (2.11%) Ceph
16 3 (1.58%) Corosync
Systems Management
1 66 (34.74%) Puppet
2 58 (30.53%) Ansible
3 48 (25.26%) Opscode Chef
4 34 (17.89%) Nagios
5 17 (8.95%) HAProxy
6 16 (8.42%) Kubernetes
7 14 (7.37%) ZABBIX
8 13 (6.84%) Kibana
9 12 (6.32%) Terraform
10 7 (3.68%) vCenter Server
10 7 (3.68%) vRealize
11 6 (3.16%) Bacula
11 6 (3.16%) Grafana
11 6 (3.16%) Red Hat Spacewalk
11 6 (3.16%) Rundeck
11 6 (3.16%) WSUS
12 5 (2.63%) OpenView
13 4 (2.11%) Icinga
13 4 (2.11%) NetBackup
13 4 (2.11%) vMotion
Vendors
1 106 (55.79%) VMware
2 54 (28.42%) Cisco
3 45 (23.68%) Red Hat
4 33 (17.37%) Oracle
5 22 (11.58%) Juniper
6 20 (10.53%) HP
7 16 (8.42%) Sophos
8 11 (5.79%) Microsoft
9 10 (5.26%) Dell
9 10 (5.26%) Google
9 10 (5.26%) Perforce
10 9 (4.74%) EMC
10 9 (4.74%) Veritas
11 8 (4.21%) NetApp
11 8 (4.21%) Percona
11 8 (4.21%) Splunk
12 7 (3.68%) Atlassian
12 7 (3.68%) Citrix
12 7 (3.68%) SolarWinds
13 6 (3.16%) SaltStack